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Apr
05
2020

Government Section

  • Ohio voting delayed

    In a series of rapid developments that took place hours before the Ohio presidential primary, in-person voting in the state was off, then on, then off again.

  • YSPD reminds villagers to secure cars

    On Monday, March 22, the YS Police Department sent out an alert via Hyperreach, reminding all villagers to lock their cars after a string of cars were rifled through on Sunday night.

  • “It’s a marathon, not a sprint”: Highlights from the March 20 Yellow Springs virtual town hall

    During their tri-weekly virtual town hall, Yellow Springs and Miami Township leaders updated the community on the village’s evolving response to the coronavirus outbreak.

  • Council weighs jail response

    The Greene County Jail on East Market Street in downtown Xenia was built in 1969. County leaders say the aging facility needs to be replaced with an updated and expanded facility. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    At its March 3 regular meeting, Village Council hashed out a letter to the Greene County Commissioners on their proposal to build a new county jail.

  • Prosecutor candidates offer competing visions

    The prosecutor oversees a budget of around $2 million and a staff of 14 attorneys to represent the State of Ohio in all felony cases and juvenile crimes in the county and cases involving county agencies.

  • MTFR seeks operating levy renewal

    Miami Township Fire-Rescue is in need of volunteers. (Photo via mtfr.org)

    Among the ballot issues local voters will decide Tuesday, March 17, is a 3.8-mill renewal levy for Miami Township Fire-Rescue operations.

  • Biodigester loses zoning appeal

    An energy company’s attempts to keep its biodigester operating four miles west of Yellow Springs were shot down by a Bath Township zoning board last week.

  • Greene County Commissioners— Who’s in the primary

    Commissioners administer the county’s annual budget, which in 2020 is $55.5 million, appropriated to some 30 county offices and departments such as county and municipal courts, parks and trails and job and family services.

  • A quick guide to the March primary

    A robust turnout was reported by election officials on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 5, when villagers and Miami Township residents for the first time voted at Antioch University Midwest. Villagers voted on candidates for Village Council and school board, and village and township voters weighed in on Miami Township trustees. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    The presidential primary is March 17, 2020. Several local issues and a range of federal, state and county offices are on the ballot.

  • Village Council—  RECs could generate $183K

    In a policy shift, the Village of Yellow Springs will be selling its existing Renewable Energy Certificates, or RECs, which are tied to its purchase of energy from renewable sources. Yellow Springs had previously retained its RECs, a form of currency in green energy markets.